Echocardiography: Diagnostics & Clinical Utility


20 hours, combination of 6 hours of lab and 14 hours of lecture

Course Objectives: 

  • A review of clinical cardiology with emphasis on; the indications and interpretation of the physical examination, ECGs and thoracic radiographs and the diagnosis, staging and treatment of common acquired heart disease in the dog and cat
  • Review of the common echocardiographic 2D imaging planes, M-modes and measurements (2D and M-mode)
  • Echocardiographic image optimization (knobology)
  • Two dimensional and M-mode echocardiographic features of common acquired cardiac diseases in the dog and cat
  • Hands on cardiac scanning instruction:
    • Right sided imaging planes
    • M-mode images
    • Objective measurement of 2D and M-mode images
    • An introduction to left sided imaging planes
  • Small group break-out sessions using computer based case studies will be utilized to strengthen and consolidate the information presented in this course, gain experience with echocardiographic report generation and to facilitate related treatment discussions.
  • Taught by a board certified cardiologist

Pre-requisite course recommendations:
Basic Echocardiography: Echo Made Easy or equivalent clinical experience

Note: this course is strongly recommended as a pre-requisite for Advanced Echocardiography and Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 1 Part 2 and Echocardiography and Doppler in Congenital Heart Disease: Part 3 and the companion case study courses.

Course Fee

$1,990 Standard Pricing
$1,940 Sound Loyalty Pricing

Course Dates & Time

February 3rd, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
February 4th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
February 5th, 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm

July 18th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
July 19th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
July 20th, 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm

September 6th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
September 7th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
September 9th, 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm

November 30th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
December 1st, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
December 2nd, 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm

Seminar Location

Academy of Veterinary Imaging
2409 Avenue J, Suite C
Arlington, Texas 76006
(800) 268-5354 opt 4